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Embraer 175 (N167SY)

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A combination snow and ice storm had just ended and this Skywest Embraer arrival from SFO became the first aircraft to land on the plowed, but very slippery, runway 16R. In so doing, it provided me with this extremely rare photo angle. Most aircraft, after landing on the 11,002 foot long 16R, exit at some location midway down the runway. However, on this bleak early morning just moments after the storm had stopped, and because every taxiway was closed except at each end of runway 16R-34L, this flight had no choice after landing but to taxi all the way to the end of 16R in order to exit the runway and gain access to taxiway Alpha, which was the only open taxiway. And that meant it would be turning directly toward me as it came off 16R. The odds are very much against this opportunity ever occurring for me again. So despite the gray early morning light conditions, this one is a rather special capture for me.

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Cade Emtage
Good shot Gary! 5*****
Viv Pike
Gary, they say that fortune favours the brave. And luck follows those who persevere. You deserve the opportunity for these rare - and fantastic - snaps. Awesome picture !! FIVE *****
jim garrity
Very good shot, at a glance it looked like it was on a football field at a school!?
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Cade ... Hi, and Thank You very much. (Wave)
Viv ... It truly WAS a bunch of luck. On this morning, because of the steady wind coming out of the north, the approach runway was 34L. So I had located here, at 34L, to capture the morning departures and any first-of-the-day arrivals. But the precip ended and the pilots of this flight requested a wrong-direction approach to land FROM the north ... on 16R. And the tower granted the request because there was a long queue of aircraft lined up at November pad to be deiced, meaning there were no imminent departures. So when this Embraer landed, it had to come all the way down to exit ... and I was there awaiting all the departures. If you take a fast glimpse thru my folder, you'll discover that of the hundreds of pics, this is the first one where I'm at this end and catch a headon shot of any aircraft coming AT me. And another stroke of pure luck ... had it not been for the ice storm, the other taxiways located at midpoints along 16R would have been open so this one would have turned off at one of those. That's why I comment that I'll never get another pic of this type at this location again. I've been snapping here constantly since 1995 and this angle is a first for me -- it won't occur again.
Jim ... Now that you mention it, it does indeed. 34L-16R is 2000 feet longer than 34R-16L and the extra 2000 feet is found at this end. There is nothing but barren space and an underground creek behind 34R which is one reason why it does not extend as far back. The other reason is because there is a mountain very near the southeast approach to 34R so aircraft using 34R must stay a bit higher during their final approach. There are tech businesses and warehouses in those building in the far background.
C.W. Reed
Perfectly framed too! Hardly looks like RNO! Looks more like GRR,LAN or YIP! Thanks Gary! Cheers!!
Gary SchenauerPhoto Uploader
Dean JK ... Yes, sir, it is.
Tom Vance
No chains?
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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
17-Jul-2020 E75LDenver Intl ()Joe Foss Field () 06:05PM MDT 08:26PM CDT Scheduled
17-Jul-2020 E75LReno/Tahoe Intl ()Denver Intl () 01:53PM PDT 04:40PM MDT Scheduled
17-Jul-2020 E75LDenver Intl ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 11:55AM MDT 12:53PM PDT Scheduled
17-Jul-2020 E170Indianapolis Intl ()Denver Intl () 10:02AM EDT 10:17AM MDT Scheduled
16-Jul-2020 E170Denver Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 05:50PM MDT 09:58PM EDT Scheduled
16-Jul-2020 E170Billings Logan Intl ()Denver Intl () 02:30PM MDT 03:52PM MDT Scheduled
16-Jul-2020 E170Denver Intl ()Billings Logan Intl () 11:25AM MDT 12:30PM MDT Scheduled
16-Jul-2020 E75LJoe Foss Field ()Denver Intl () 09:41AM CDT 10:06AM MDT Taxiing
15-Jul-2020 E75LDenver Intl ()Joe Foss Field () 06:17PM MDT 08:24PM CDT 1:07
15-Jul-2020 E75LReno/Tahoe Intl ()Denver Intl () 01:49PM PDT 04:42PM MDT 1:52
15-Jul-2020 E75LSan Francisco Intl ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 11:43AM PDT 12:19PM PDT 0:36
15-Jul-2020 E75LSalt Lake City Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 08:37AM MDT 09:15AM PDT 1:38
14-Jul-2020 E75LSan Francisco Intl ()Salt Lake City Intl () 10:52AM PDT 01:20PM MDT 1:27
14-Jul-2020 E75LGowen Field ()San Francisco Intl () 09:07AM MDT 09:33AM PDT 1:26
13-Jul-2020 E75LSan Francisco Intl ()Gowen Field () 06:32PM PDT 08:41PM MDT 1:08
13-Jul-2020 E75LGowen Field ()San Francisco Intl () 04:19PM MDT 04:45PM PDT 1:25
13-Jul-2020 E170San Francisco Intl ()Gowen Field () 11:07AM PDT 01:18PM MDT 1:10
12-Jul-2020 E75LReno/Tahoe Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 04:16PM PDT 05:02PM PDT 0:45
12-Jul-2020 E75LDenver Intl ()Reno/Tahoe Intl () 11:57AM MDT 01:01PM PDT 2:04
12-Jul-2020 E75LDane Co Rgnl ()Denver Intl () 09:01AM CDT 10:13AM MDT 2:11
11-Jul-2020 E75LDenver Intl ()Dane Co Rgnl () 06:02PM MDT 08:51PM CDT 1:49
11-Jul-2020 E75LSanta Barbara Muni ()Denver Intl () 01:20PM PDT 04:18PM MDT 1:57
11-Jul-2020 E75LSan Francisco Intl ()Santa Barbara Muni () 08:52AM PDT 09:42AM PDT 0:49
10-Jul-2020 E75LAlbuquerque Intl Sunport ()San Francisco Intl () 04:19PM MDT 05:21PM PDT 2:01
10-Jul-2020 E75LSan Francisco Intl ()Albuquerque Intl Sunport () 11:27AM PDT 02:27PM MDT 2:00
10-Jul-2020 E75LPalm Springs Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 07:06AM PDT 08:11AM PDT 1:04
09-Jul-2020 E170San Francisco Intl ()Palm Springs Intl () 07:15PM PDT 08:20PM PDT 1:04
09-Jul-2020 E75LSanta Barbara Muni ()San Francisco Intl () 04:54PM PDT 05:38PM PDT 0:43
09-Jul-2020 E75LSan Francisco Intl ()Santa Barbara Muni () 12:01PM PDT 12:48PM PDT 0:46
08-Jul-2020 E75LGlacier Park Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 03:46PM MDT 04:50PM PDT 2:04
08-Jul-2020 E75LSan Francisco Intl ()Glacier Park Intl () 11:44AM PDT 02:34PM MDT 1:50
08-Jul-2020 E75LRogue Valley Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 08:24AM PDT 09:25AM PDT 1:00
07-Jul-2020 E75LSan Francisco Intl ()Rogue Valley Intl () 06:36PM PDT 07:30PM PDT 0:53
07-Jul-2020 E75LPhoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 03:42PM MST 05:23PM PDT 1:41
07-Jul-2020 E75LSan Francisco Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 11:40AM PDT 01:10PM MST 1:29
07-Jul-2020 E75LSacramento Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 08:44AM PDT 09:14AM PDT 0:29
06-Jul-2020 E75LSan Francisco Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 06:43PM PDT 07:06PM PDT 0:22
06-Jul-2020 E75LPhoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 03:43PM MST 05:32PM PDT 1:49
06-Jul-2020 E75LSan Francisco Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 11:46AM PDT 01:26PM MST 1:40
06-Jul-2020 E75LSacramento Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 08:56AM PDT 09:28AM PDT 0:31
05-Jul-2020 E170San Francisco Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 10:47AM PDT 11:05AM PDT 0:17
05-Jul-2020 E75LPortland Intl ()San Francisco Intl () 07:54AM PDT 09:26AM PDT 1:31
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